Australian Institute of Physics 16th Biennial Congress 2005
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Llewellyn Hall, ANU A Congress highlight will be the Outreach Programme on Wednesday afternoon, open to school students, the general public and Congress delegates. It will demonstrate the wide-ranging benefits of Physics to science, the economy, and the community. This special session will feature outstanding individuals with a background in Physics including Nobel Prize winners, who have gone on to make important contributions to the advancement of knowledge and society. The speakers have been selected for their ability to articulate the benefits of Physics both to experts and to a general audience, highlighting the energy and dynamism which motivates Physics and physicists. A special celebration of 100 years since Einstein's achievements will highlight the 2005 International Year of Physics. The Outreach Programme will be hosted by ABC Catalystpresenter Karina Kelly.
The Outreach Programme will commence with a presentation by His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, who will present the ANZAAS Medal to Professor David Blair (see Medalists section).
1330 - 1430
Physics in 100 Years Time
Find out what physics will be like in 100 yearsâ€™ time. Together with Nobel Prize winners and other famous physicists, the panel will discuss the future with the four school finalists of the NIPS Physics Time Warp competition.
1430 - 1530
Experience interactive demonstrations provided by Questacon.
1530 - 1630
Physics as a Life Skill
Hear from prominent Australian physicists, Nobel Prize winners and others with a Physics background about how Physics has enlightened their career and prepared them for all walks of life.
1630 - 1730
More entertaining Physics activities with Questacon.
1730 - 1830
Public Lecture "Einstein's Revolution"
Discover how we test Einstein's theories in modern Physics and how this will lead to new technologies such as quantum computing.
The cost of attending the above sessions is included in all full Congress registration fees.
Great Hall, Parliament House A highlight of the Congress will be the Congress Dinner in the magnificent Great Hall at Parliament House. The Dinner will reflect the Congress theme "Physics for the Nation" and will highlight-in the meeting place of the nation's leaders-the many contributions that Physics has made to this country. A high-quality poster presentation by our major sponsors will demonstrate the many benefits that Physics provides in the modern world.
Delegates will have a chance to mingle with Parliamentarians and with opinion leaders in the science arena over a fine meal in a magnificent setting. Dinner tickets must be purchased from the Congress organisers at the registration desk.
Please check the notice board for dinner transfer times from Congress hotels. Entrance is by ticket only.
Questacon Science Centre
One of the plenary speakers, Helen Quinn will give a public lecture at Questacon-The National Science and Technology Centre on Thursday 3 February at 1900 hrs as part of the Congress Outreach Programme. Helen Quinn works extensively with secondary school teachers in California to make physics fun and exciting for students and accessible to the broader community.
The public lecture provides an opportunity for the students, parents and members of the Canberra community to understand something of the fundamental nature of matter and energy and the important role of physics in modern life.
The Mystery of Missing Antimatter: The Asymmetry Between Matter and Antimatter in the Universe and in the Laws of Physics
A major outstanding puzzle at the intersection of particle physics and cosmology is the asymmetry between matter and antimatter. The Universe contains significant amounts of matter and an insignificant amount of antimatter. The puzzle is how this can occur when the laws of physics for matter and antimatter are very close to identical. Unless it arises from a very finely tuned initial condition that is maintained by an absolute conservation law, the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe can only occur due to an asymmetry between matter and antimatter in the laws of physics.
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SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING
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Find out what physics will be like in 100 years time.
Together with Nobel prize winners and other famous
physicists, the panel will discuss the future with the
four finalists of the NIPS Physics Time Warp
competition. (see over)
Come and experience interactive demonstrations
provided by Questacon.
Nobel Prize winners and others with a physics
background about how physics helps your career and
prepares you for all walks of life.
Discover how we test Einstein's theories in modern
physics and how this will lead to new technologies
such as quantum computing.
descending on Canberra to celebrate a
hundred years of physics since Einstien's
afternoon of Physics · Talk to Nobel Prize winners
and other famous physicists about what physics
will be like in 100 years · See cool demonstrations
· Find out if you've won the i-book